Golf originated from the Dutch word which a beautiful life in green land and fresh air – perfect for a game that is enjoyed outdoors in glorious sunshine. As the only tropical coastal destination in China, Sanya attracts numerous domestic and international golfers with its incredible geographical position. This is all underpinned by the local government’s plans to build its reputation as the hottest golf destination in Asia Pacific region.
With the same latitude as some well-known golf destinations such as Hawaii and Miami, Sanya, enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year at an average 26 degree centigrade. The air is also rich in negative oxygen ions and is nicknamed the oxygen bar of China. With its perfect air and beautiful landscapes, Sanya has been attracted many high-class golf operators who have developed challenging courses in this new golf destination.

Hainan Island is home to over 29 golf clubs with 51 courses. These include 13 golf courses located in Sanya, including 2 at world championship standard – The Yalong Bay Golf Club designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr. and The Dunes designed by Tom Weiskoph.

Sanya’s central location and exceptional golf services are located at the heart of a geographical triangle of Moscow, Tokyo and Singapore, attracting keen golfers within and beyond these areas. With convenient flight connections, top luxury hotels and resorts, and an exceptional climate, Sanya is earning a reputation as the newest unspoilt hotspot in the world.

The Sanya government is committed to the growth of golf tourism as part of the strategic tourism development of the city. ‘Sanya has the right ingredients in place to become the hottest golf destination in Asia Pacific. We are competitive in terms of hospitality and services, located in a great part of the world and our infrastructure is purpose-built for golf tourism and more. Sanya will eventually overtake its counterparts in Hawaii and Miami as the word spreads,” said Michel Goget, Chairman of the Sanya Tourism Hotel Association, speaking at the inaugural Asian Golf Tourism Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this April.

"With the arrival of The Mission Hills to the island, one of the most famous golf resort brands in the world, Sanya will enjoy a halo effect. And over 26,000 rooms in the luxury and upper luxury hotels will be available in 2013.’ As a dedicated golfer and the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya, Goget said, ‘Discerning golfers now have more choices than ever before.”

Goget has been the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya since 2007. Featuring 450 well-pointed, oversized guest rooms, 21 suites and 33 private villas, The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya enjoys the ultimate location in the lush, pristine paradise of Yalong Bay, Sanya. This luxurious hotel is just minutes away from several famous golf courses such as The Mystic Springs Golf Club, Yalong Bay Golf Club and Sun Valley Sanya Golf Resort.

SOURCE: WOS & The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya
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